Introduction: First Aid Kit to Go

This is the time of the year when everyone is outside working or playing sports, picnics, swimming and just having fun.  Sometimes the unexpected will happen and there is a need for a band aid, pain reliever, or Benadryl. Be prepared this summer and make a First Aid Kit To Go for those unexpected emergencies.   Here is a quick and easy one to make.  

The picture shows things you might put in a kit.  I did not have small bottles but that is what this kit was designed to hold.  
Just to name a few . . . . . 

 
Aspirin
Tums
Alcohol
Peroxide
Benadryl
Band-aids
Cold pack
Hand wipes
Sun screen
Distilled water
 


Materials:
Cut 2 Fabric pieces 15" wide X 42 1/2" long Denim would work great!
Cut (1)  Vinyl  10" wide X 42 1/2" long I used part of a table cloth 
Cut 2 Fabric ties from scraps 20" long or Velcro for closure
Matching thread and sewing needle
Left over vinyl scrap for First Aid Kit's Label 

 
Tools:

Ruler
Sewing pins
Red Marker
Scissors
Seam ripper optional
Velcro optional
 
Method:
 
Place the main fabric right side up facing you.
Lay the vinyl on top of that right side up.
Lay the left over fabric piece right side down so the fabric pieces will be right sides together.

Sew:
 
Sew by hand or machine the two long edges of the fabric 1/4 " seam allowance.
Trim loose threads.
Turn right side out.
Press carefully; don't get too close to the seam and melt the vinyl.
 
Bottom Pocket: 

 
With the vinyl side facing you and being on the top; fold the vinyl up away from the fabric, and  turn up 6" to form the bottom pocket.
Mark each pocket 6" across using a sewing pin or light pen to mark it because it will show.  Chalk would be best or pins.
Sew each pocket by hand or machine.
Trim threads.
The pictures show things in the pocket so you can see the finished pocket.

 
Hem The Sides:
 
Turn under 1/4" hem for the sides and pin. 
Hand sew or machine stitch both ends.
Trim all loose threads.

 
Label:
 
Fan fold the kit making the folds approximately 6"
Cut (1) label from the vinyl 3 1/2" X 6".
Turn under all 4 edges 1/4".
Center the label on the front of the kit.
Pin.
Hand stitch the edges.
Label the kit using the red marker.
Tie with the fabric scraps or use Velcro.

 
Remove the  items from the boxes so they will be quick to use.


I Hope this has inspired you to be safe and make a First Aid Kit To Go.  In closing I would like to thank our instructables company, sponsors, authors, readers, and members; for making this community a great success! Many hours and hard work has been put into making this place the best DIY on the Internet. Have a splendorous day! Sunshiine

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Comments

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Dusk Shadows made it! (author)2012-07-16

Well it's useful but the only reason i don't do it is because my mum tells me to do it

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canucksgirl made it! (author)2012-07-16

Very handy to have... and often overlooked. Good job.

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sunshiine made it! (author)sunshiine2012-07-16

Thanks for commenting! Yes, handy to have and could save a life. Thanks again for sharing. Sunshiine

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